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This is the kind of system I would absolutely love. The possibility of it becoming null within a few weeks along with Dreadfleet and Space Hulk would suck, but if it remains I would definitely waste more time and money on it than I probably own.
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I can't believe they made Space Hulk limited edition, it was agreat 'gateway' game and was the reason I got into 40k back in the early mists of time. Based on popularity of the re-release they could have kept this going with new chapter releases, etc, etc

Anyway, I hope this new rumour is true as it would be awesome and as it's likely to be a pick-up-and-play game, much easier to fit in and much easier to persuade new players to give it a go, than a 3hr game of 40k.

Would explain the last few months of 'Blanchitsu' anyway...
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Oooh does this mean I can finally find a reason to use the forgeworld enforcer with cyber mastiff! yes please.
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I honestly would have wanted Necromunda or GorkaMorka back. Mordheim in space would be great, if Mordheim in Fantasy was great...
(note:I'm not insulting the people who like Mordheim, it's just I find the rules are often conflicting or just a little antiquated).
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So...after discontinuing all the specialist range they came out with the "40k Mordheim"...in what will be a limited edition run (i am pessimist). I am really angry with GW now.
The game you should be thinking of is "Necromunda", where you were controlling a gang in the Underhive. It was a 40k skirmish game.

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Given this is a BoK rumour from TasteyTaste, who I'll point out yet again has a ZERO Percent accuracy record for unique rumours like this, I'm inclined to autoflag this ac being bull and not happening.

Ever known reliable rumour monger has told us its Bloodbowl... so the weight of things is defiantely against this.

That said, this does sound interesting, something off the necromunda inquisitor mash-up that Zion pointed to.


However... BoK, Tasteytaste.... back a truckfull of salt up to this one.
I won't try to claim that BoK is some kind of miracle child, but they had the Necron stuff right before anyone else did.

As for Bloodbowl, that's been speculation from what I've seen, not actually out of anyone's mouths as what we will be getting, much like the "Space Hulk is coming" thing that resulted in Dreadfleet a couple years ago.

Frankly if this is wrong I still doubt we'll be seeing Bloodbowl this September.

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If this is true I'm all over it. Necromunda is still one of the best systems GW brought out, and if they can update it and give it the ever popular Inquisitiorial twist it's bound to be a seller. I'm with Griz though, every other source says BB, and for this to just drop out of the blue with only a couple of months to go detracts from it's credibility.
As I commented above, I've seen claims for Blood Bowl on speculation and based on this year being some important date for the game, but we saw the same claims for Space Hulk a couple years ago that ended in Dreadfleet. I'm not going to 100% this rumor until I know more, but it seems more likely to me than Blood Bowl right now.
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I won't try to claim that BoK is some kind of miracle child, but they had the Necron stuff right before anyone else did.
Actually no.. it was up on Dakka before he had it. As said, he's never been right for unique rumours, which is why i'm ordering the Nevada salt flats dug up for this.


That said... the more I think about it, the more I realise how cool this would be IF it turns out to be true.

As people have pointed out, the specialist games were great gateway games that got many, many people into the hobby, and that's what GW has been missing since they stopped doing the specialist games.

Something like this while being a good game in itself, would be a good stepping stone into the larger game of 40k and the rest of the GW universe.
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Actually no.. it was up on Dakka before he had it. As said, he's never been right for unique rumours, which is why i'm ordering the Nevada salt flats dug up for this.


That said... the more I think about it, the more I realise how cool this would be IF it turns out to be true.

As people have pointed out, the specialist games were great gateway games that got many, many people into the hobby, and that's what GW has been missing since they stopped doing the specialist games.

Something like this while being a good game in itself, would be a good stepping stone into the larger game of 40k and the rest of the GW universe.
Speaking of Dakka, he has an 89% accuracy rating in their thing. He's apparently only been wrong 9 times according to their list.

Remaking older games is something GW did with Dreadfleet so even if this is just a guess on Tasty's part it might be a smart one.

EDIT: here's his entry in the accuracy tracker:
Tastytaste at Blood of Kittens - Total rumors: (86 TRUE) / (9 FALSE) / (12 PARTIALLY TRUE/VAGUE)

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Speaking of Dakka, he has an 83% accuracy rating in their thing. He's apparently only been wrong 9 times according to their list.
Really? As said for Unique rumours he's never been right from what I've seen of him.

BoK has a bad habit of copy what other known rumour mongers have said, rewriting it, and presenting it as his own rumours rather then just the copy and paste job it really is.

I'm willing to be his 86 correct rating is the copied stuff, and the 9 times is all his unique stuff, like this.


Edit1: Yup, just looked back at his tracking thing. His correct stuff was either A) so blatently obvious it NOT happening would be a shock, B)
duplicated, C) Vague.

All his elder rumours he claimed were 100% true turned out to be mere speculation, his Chaos Demon stuff was false, or speculation, His Chaos SM stuff was false and he was the main person who said that the leaked 6th Ed codex was 100% real... right until after the day it came out.

Edit2: I'll also point out according to Dakka's tracking, Stickmonkey is an apparently bad source... and in reality, he is one of the best reguarded rumourmongers out there.

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This sounds great as far as it goes (other than the Blanche inspired models, tbh... he might be the head bod in charge of 40k art, but his stuff is always my least favourite pictures in any book I buy).

But if they were going to bring something out skirmish scale, in my head it'd make more sense to go with a kill team focussed 40k game... that way, you can use it as an entry point to the main game, and has the bonus that you can use it as a platform to release some plastic replacement kits that players have been wanting for ages (plastic stormtroopers, new jetbikes and aspect warriors as a few examples). They could also piggy back an upgrade sprue with it for each army - bits to individualise the troopers for your kill team, but which many 40k players would also want for the bits box.

One of the big reasons I think that GW get pointed to as being expensive isn't the individual price of minis (which aren't that far over PP, Wyrd or anyone else really), it's the amount of them you need to get a workable army if you're starting from scratch - an entry point that lets a new player buy a squad box or two and have a workable force for a game which is also a starting point for a full 40k army would be a pretty smart move, I reckon.
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A 40k skirmish game return would fit nicely into what GW are currently producing - a gateway into the game but not enough that it stops people there. The only thing I would be worried about is if it is too imperial centric, might not get much attention from the rest of us and then fade.

I would massively prefer blood bowl, which I would buy instantly (along with enough people to make a limited release disappear in a weekend), as for a necro-inquisitor-mordenheim game - not so much, I feel it would get a big "meh" all round, unless the models were limited and cool as fuck.
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